Photo credit to: Pangdemonium Theatre Company
The Quest for the Ideal Tracking Solution
While tracking services were uncharted territory for Jing, he engaged in a discussion with Royston Tan, a representative from d&b audiotechnik APAC. Royston introduced Jing to various technologies compatible with d&b’s immersive audio solution, Soundscape, sparking Jing’s interest and paving the way for a promising collaboration. This marked Jing’s first attempt at integrating tracking solutions into sound designs, driven by the need for precision in the intricate production of “Into the Woods.”
Flexibility in Performance Dynamics
Zactrack’s flexibility stands out as one of its best features. Jing explains how they seamlessly adapt trackers to different fixtures, citing an example involving a character, the cow, who doesn’t have a tracker. By attaching the baker’s tracker to the cow’s fixture, the team ensured that the cow’s movements synchronized with another performer on stage, enhancing the overall performance dynamic in real time.